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The Swan on the River

1 Sandhill, Littleport, Ely, United Kingdom, CB6 1NT
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We are family friendly and all of our facilities are on the ground floor so disabled access is good (for an old pub). We are open throughout the day, every day currently.

We also have a good Function room available for hire.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Children's Menu available
  • Easy Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About The Swan on the River

Our pub is idyllically situated on the banks of the River Great Ouse at Littleport, you'll find us just north of the famous cathedral city of Ely.

We offer cask beers, including beers from local craft breweries, plus a range of draft and bottled lagers and excellent wines supplied by a local wine merchant..

So, if you're a fan of good old-fashioned pub grub or simply want a relaxing drink in a laid-back atmosphere and picturesque location, pay us a visit. (Our home made Scotch Egg is fantastic)!

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, British, Child Friendly, Small Plates, Fresh Salads, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual,Smart Casual
Price point: $
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Visited On Sunday, 01 October 2017

Plenty of choice to please everyone, and a really nice meal, would definitely come back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

We were made very welcome and enjoyed our meal. Hope tobe back with Slack Ma Girdle when the evenings are lighter

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Very nice place. Excellent service

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Visited On Sunday, 13 August 2017

Lovely staff, very friendly and helpful. Had to wait a while for our food and lots of items werenot available due to a wedding and a christening taking place over the weekend but when it did arrive it was lovely

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Visited On Sunday, 13 August 2017

Have visited this pub a few times and was disappointed with the food this time. Everything was very overcooked (nuked in a microwave). The pub has recently added rooms and functions - has their attention been diverted from supplying decent pub food?

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Visited On Sunday, 09 July 2017

Staff and decor were lovely but I think the chef was having a bad day, the scampi was overcooked, the chips were cold and the peas were undercooked, could have done with more vegetarian options as had to order ham egg and chips without the ham for my son, my husband thought his burger was great though.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 June 2017

Very very slow to get any food (almost an hour!) and needed more drinks at one point but took ages to see a waiter to get any. Seemed understaffed for a Sunday lunchtime on Father's Day.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 May 2017

Great sitting out watching the boats having Sunday roast.Very good childrens roasts highly recommended

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Visited On Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lovely river view!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 April 2017

Lovely food and friendly service. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 March 2017

Excelle food as always

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Visited On Saturday, 11 February 2017

The music was a little too loud when we first sat down and it was a touch cool but other than that the atmosphere was friendly. Service was very good - couldn't fault the staff at all. Limited range of cask ales was a little disappointing but the food was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 February 2017

Very pleasant lunch, good food and good service

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 January 2017

delicious food, amazing dessert and great service, really impressed and will be back with more friends to enjoy know we know it is there!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 December 2016

I will be recommending you restaurant to my friends and family.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 November 2016

Lovely Sunday lunch for 2. Cannot really fault the food. We did not feel rushed at all.All the staff where very friendly. Our waitress was very attentive. Been before, certainly return.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 November 2016

We took the Sunday roast menu. Whilst quite good,not as good as previous meals we have had at this very pleasant pub. The service and all round welcome was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 13 November 2016

We always eat here when visiting family, couple of times a year. Food is always good and staff friendly

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Visited On Sunday, 18 September 2016

This was my first visit, and also needed to find a venue for 5 of us to eat locally for Sunday Lunch - everyone enjoyed the experience. Big thank you to all for making us feel welcome - booking system was a joy to use.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 August 2016

calm setting Good value Sunday lunch Service a bit slow though

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Visited On Friday, 22 July 2016

Value for money

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Visited On Sunday, 12 June 2016

I never knew that Mange tout was a summer vegetable! It is also a shame that your chef overcooked frozen peas which were dry and hard, the Scampi was overcooked! At least the waiting staff were pleasant

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Visited On Saturday, 23 April 2016

WE PICKED THE BAR AREA WHICH WAS COLD

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Visited On Sunday, 27 March 2016

Our first visit. It won't be the last. We arrived an hour late having taken no notice that British summer time, had arrived, but we were welcomed and made to feel not quite so stupid as we might have been. The food was lovely, especially my whitebait. Service from all staff encountered was spot on - professional and friendly. We are staying in the area for several weeks between house moves and will be back for sure. Thanks to all.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Recommend the home made meat pie in the restaurant

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